Friday, January 14, 2011

Blessings of 2010

As we reflect on the year that it is past, we remember with gratitude the Solemn Profession of our Br. Jonah Pociadlo in October. It was a day of great joy and celebration for the entire community as well as for Br. Jonah's family and many friends. The following prayer of St. Simeon the New Theologian which Br. Jonah included in the Mass program gives us a sense of his response.

What is this awesome mystery that is taking place within me? I can find no words to express it; my poor hand is unable to capture it, in describing the praise and glory that belong to the One who is above all praise and who transcends every word. My intellect sees what has happened but cannot explain it.